CFDA Fashion Awards

Posted: June 12, 2012 by jerkmag in TRIM -- style

Opening the awards on June 4, Seth Meyer’s decided to take a cue from Anna Wintour and wore Marc Jacob’s Met ball outfit—a lace Comme De Garcons dress.  Meyer’s opened on the stage of Alice Tully Hall by saying, “As we all know, fashion people like hating things more than they like liking things”

Couldn’t have been more true.  And that especially applies to Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen who took home the title of top womenswear designers.

Out of nowhere the Olsen twins win title of top womenswear designers for their label, The Row.  The last time I heard about the Olsen twins was when they decided to give college a try at NYU.  Obviously campus life wasn’t meant to be and they ditched it faster than their last movie ‘New York Minute’.

After dabbling in college, rehab and then dropping off the paparazzi radar they moved on to fashion where surprisingly they took home the gold medal.  However, they did receive help from the amazing group of designers who brought their vision to life.  Winning the top womenswear designer established them as respectable designers—and lets face it more like real people than their straight to video movies ever did.

Johnny Depp, was awarded Fashion Icon for his personal style but decided to skip the red carpet.  Other notable winners are Billy Reid for top menswear designer, Joseph Altuzzara for his emerging talent in womenswear and Philip Lim for his emerging talent in menswear.  Two designers that are no strangers to the CFDA awards, both being previous winners for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

-Sara Freund


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